#MyDrivingMatters Vodcast

Alcohol & Cannabis – #MyDrivingMatters 2.0 Vodcast: Episode 2

This episode of #MyDrivingMatters 2.0 is sponsored by:

The second episode in the series is on alcohol and cannabis. For most of us, impaired driving is a topic we’re familiar with and have talked about it for many years. More recently with the legalization of cannabis in Canada, there has been much more focus around drug-impaired driving. Regardless, awareness around this issue continues to be much lower. In this episode, we’re talking about alcohol and cannabis and the way it impairs the human body as well as ways it impairs driving skills. We’re also discussing tools police officers have on the road to detect alcohol and drug-impaired driving, and most importantly, strategies to stay safe and ensure all of us may get home at the end of the day.

TIRF educational resources & programs featured at the end of each episode are accessible here: tirf.ca/about-tirf/#TIRFERP

Guest experts:

Officer Karl Mayer
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
Toronto Police Service


TIRF’s Sober Smart Driving website and Alcohol, Marijuana & Driving Risk fact sheet

TIRF’s DWI Working Group on Systems Improvements website and Steer Clear of Impairment infographic

Drinking & Driving Road Safety Monitor project and Road Safety Monitor 2020: Drinking & Driving in Canada fact sheet

TIRF’s Drug-Impaired Driving Learning Centre

arrive alive DRIVE SOBER

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Public Education; Know the Health Risks infographic; Cannabis and Other Substances infographic

Show notes:

Our #MyDrivingMatters 2.0 vodcast series is sponsored by Labatt with co-hosts, Robyn Robertson, TIRF President & CEO, Karen Bowman, TIRF Director, Communications & Programs, and her daughter, Kylee Bowman, a young driver and Lead, TIRF Youth Advisor Program. Episodes in the series are structured to be conversational, engaging, and relatable to Canadians from diverse backgrounds and across all ages. Each episode features at least one guest expert sharing their knowledge and experience on several road safety topics including social norms, alcohol & cannabis, distraction, speed, sharing the road and workplace safety policies. Links to the resources mentioned in each episode are available under Resources.

Vodcast thumbnail design & host caricatures by Kylee Bowman MildlyMadGraphics.com
Vodcast post-production by Diane Akam, dnafilms http://dnafilms.ca
TIRF co-hosts makeup by Erica Harris www.ericaharris.ca

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